Tuesday, September 29, 2009

REALLY BIG PROJECT!

My SIDEWALK Project is going to be a BIG PROJECT!
I have PLANNED to MOSAIC my front sidewalk since we moved down here.
I am just getting around to it.

I need to  make 32 -  16 x16 tiles...
32 TILES!!!
DAMN!

So, I started today to design the tiles...before I get out the MORTAR and CEMENT!
WAY HARDER than I thought!

I ONLY got 10 done!
I have each tile packaged and ready to layout.

I know ONE of the TILES will be of the GRANDCHILDREN'S HAND PRINTS!


I am re-thinking this...I have some GRANITE TILES 16x16...maybe I can ALTERNATE the Mosaic Tiles with Granite Tiles???





DRAGONFLY




ABSTRACT DAISIES




KINDA PLAIN
BUT THE GLASS BEADS HAVE A PRETTY DESIGN
SORRY ABOUT THE SHADOW





OYSTER SHELL FLOWER





NOPE
UGLY...RE-DESIGN
TOO ABSTRACT




YELLOW DAISIES



FLOWER




NOT LIKING THIS ONE EITHER




CRAB






LEAF





Sparky and Buddy Go For A Walk


The MARSH



The MUD the DOGS walked through



BUDDY



The Water Bushes are BLOOMING



I LOVE the COLORS



Sparky looking for White Tail or Sika Deer



Little Birdies in a Dead Tree
Making  A LOT of NOISE



BEAUTIFUL OLD LIGHTENING ROD with GLASS BALL



A GOOD LOOKIN' DITCH!



Catching some RAYS


Sparky and Buddy


Sparky at Tedious Creek



Monday, September 28, 2009

Old Wooden Boat




When the decision was made that Bill had to let the OLD BRAMBLE Built 1953 go...
we salvage some pieces...
Probably more than we need, but...

We kept the Old Wooden Door with it's hinges and glass window along with one of the Front Window.

I knew right away that I would paint a portrait of Bill sitting on the OLD BRAMBLE BUILT BOAT and use the WINDOW as the FRAME.

I painted this picture before and gave it to Bill' s Mother as a Xmas Present.
I feel that her painting is better than this one, but...
Maybe someday I will try again.

The boat was built in 1953 by the BRAMBLE family of boat makers here on the EASTERN SHORE of Maryland. It was built and used for CRABBING, FISHING and maybe some OYSTERING in the CHESAPEAKE BAY.

Bill bought her across the BAY in Deale, Maryland and we sailed her once sunny morning in April across the BAY and into WINGATE Marina on the EASTERN SHORE back to her HOME.

Bill CRABBED with her every summer and every Saturday with Captain Jennings Simmons, a VERY respected WATERMAN, DNR Officer and GENTLEMAN!

We had MANY CRAB FEASTS, good times with the OLD BRAMBLE BUILT.
She introduced us to a WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIFE, Great People, Many Friends and MEMORIES!

I know that many of YOU had the chance to sail on her...she was one of the LAST of her KIND.
We should all feel PRIVILEGED.

I know I DO!

T-A-A-A D-A-A-A

This was an OLD WOODEN ANTIQUE high chair with its tray missing.
When I saw it, I thought...



What a GREAT Booster Chair
this will make for
"THE BOYS"
But what was I going to do with it!
Did you smell the wood burning while I was thinking?

Last week when I was at the DOLLAR STORE,
I saw these GREAT DINOSAUR STICKERS!

Now, if you know ANYTHING about me...
I am ALWAYS picking up PAINT on SALE...
JUST IN CASE!

Well, the SALE PAINT came in handy for this little project.

After placing the STICKERS on the chair,
I have been putting MANY MANY MANY coats of POLYURETHANE on the chair so the stickers will be coated like DECOUPAGE.
There are MANY MANY MANY coats to GO!

I can't wait to see their faces!

The Title Is...


"IF I Were a Van Gogh"

I like this one, it is a KEEPER, even IF I HAVE TO KEEP IT!

The SECRET PROJECT
I have been working on for "THE BOYS"
is ALMOST DONE!
The REVEAL will be SOON!

I have been a VERY BUSY BEE!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The TIDE is UP!

Brady and I would have SO MUCH FUN playing in the tide!
NICE, CLEAN BAY WATER..filtered by the MARSH!

I know you can't see them very clearly
but there is a HERD of DEER
standing back there

I always have to WALK in it!
NICE and WARM TOO!


Since it is SUNNY outside right now, I can BEGIN WORK
on a SECRET PROJECT
for BRADY and BENNETT!

SH-H-H-H
It is a
SECRET!

I know that scares their MOM!
But I PROMISE, MOM, it will be OKAY!

Baby Bennett and Grandma

Is it just WISHFUL THINKING...
or does GRANDMA...
LOOK and ACT a little like BENNETT??


One of GmaBonnie's FAVORITE pictures






STOP IT!

OKAY...I can STOP BEING SICK NOW!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

I missed a BIG PARTY on HOOPERS ISLAND yesterday.
Old Salty Crab Cakes and ALL!

Bill went to make a appearance for us and said IT WAS A GREAT PARTY!
Robin was having an OPEN HOUSE!

Should have sent someone in my PLACE.
I know a few people I could have sent as a DATE for BILL!!

Not for BILL, but for the CRAB CAKES!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bill's NEW BOAT


Yes, Bill bought a NEW FISHING BOAT last night.
He is very happy with it.

It was WAY TOO WINDY to go out on the BAY today, but he got it a little wet this morning.

It is called a BONE BOAT meaning it can go in shallow waters and the BAY!

That CONTRAPTION in the back of the boat is for standing on to look out over the shallows to see the fish...

HE TOOK THAT OFF!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

OLD GREEN CHAIR




Well, What do you THINK?

C-R-A-Z-Y DAY!

It all started LAST NIGHT when my NEIGHBOR had a CONTROL BURN of an OLD WOODEN BOAT by the Fire Dept. and didn't tell ME!

I looked out the window and saw RED FLASHING LIGHTS, no sirens and a BUNCH of CARS!
When I looked out back, this is WHAT I SAW!

CRAP! That was the BIGGEST FIRE I had seen in a LONG TIME!

As you came around the corner toward my house, EVERYONE was SURPRISED and THOUGHT MY HOUSE was on FIRE!

That was just about as much EXCITEMENT as this little stretch of road can take!

Then... I FELL OUT OF BED LAST NIGHT!

When I fall out of bed, I am usually dreaming...WEIRD!
I have only done it about 3 times in the LAST YEAR! [scary huh?]

I was DREAMING that I was at a BEACH in PARIS.
Yes, I know, Paris doesn't have a BEACH, but???
In my DREAM the beach was just like a Caribbean Beach on the LEFT of the Eiffel Tower and the Atlantic on the RIGHT side.

Anyway...I was carrying this BABY [whose baby???] and looking for the LIFE GUARD BUILDING because I left all my stuff at the BEACH and NOW the WAVES were carrying everything off!

I was sure, if I found the Life Guard Building, they would have my glasses.
But I kept getting LOST!

I was walking down this MUDDY STREET, carrying the BABY when I saw a CAR race toward a POND and DRIVE IN! Their were BUBBLES coming up from the car and I started to scream HELP HELP HELP!

I couldn't do anything because I was carrying the BABY!
WHOSE BABY IS THIS?

I screamed and screamed until HUGE BRIGHT LIGHTS came on and NICHOLAS CAGE came running out YELLING at ME!
"YOU RUINED THE SCENE!"

I didn't know they were shooting a MOVIE, there were no signs!
He APOLOGIZED to me and I went on my way.

After a couple more WRONG TURNS and trying SEVERAL times to call BILL [and of course, BILL NOT ANSWERING HIS PHONE], I made it back to a house where Bill and my EX-HUSBAND were asking WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

I immediately started to run toward my EX-HUSBAND in ANGER trying to grab him and he kept running away from me. I ALMOST caught him to SMACK the LIVING HELL OUT OF HIM...when...

I FELL OUT OF BED!

OKAY, anyone got an thing to say about that?
I hardly EVER DREAM!
But when I do...it is a DOOZIE!

Then today, I went to town to the grocery store.
Can you believe I LOCKED MY KEYS IN THE TRUCK?
DAMNIT!

I called a TOW TRUCK MAN [the police won't do it anymore] and he came right out.
He came in a BIG FLATBED with a rather large and strong girl about 20 years old.
The TOW TRUCK MAN was OLD...maybe in his 60's or maybe even in his 70's...I DUNNO, he just didn't look like someone who was gong to do WHAT HE DID!

Since it was a TRUCK, they both were just a little too short to see what was happening inside the CAB. So, they grabbed a GROCERY CART and the OLD MAN crawled into that CART while the GIRL, the GUY who collects the grocery carts and I HELD the cart for him.

Using his BIG PINK METAL HOOK [where did he get that?]
He POPPED the door open!
HURRAY!

Of course, by then, there was a CROWD of people watching this little TRAVELING CIRCUS!
I asked him HOW MUCH?
He said, NOTHING!

WHAT? NOTHING?

He said he has NEVER charged a LADY [ hahaha told you I was a LADY] to open her CAR DOOR! And he was NOT going to START NOW!

I tried to give him $20 at LEAST, but he refused and re-opened my car door and placed the money on the seat!

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT???

So, now I am driving HOME, talking to GAIL on the phone when...a POLICE car rolls up BEHIND ME with FLASHING LIGHTS!

I saw him sitting there along the side of the road almost to EMILY'S PRODUCE and thought to myself...DAMN!

So, I told GAIL...TTYL...there is a COP behind me!
Then the COP just PASSED me and STOPPED the car in FRONT of ME!
WHEW!!!

I came STRAIGHT HOME, NO STOPS!!
And here I am!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You GUYS are So-o-o-o FUNNY!

Not ONE of YOU has MENTIONED the PLANTERS!
HAHAHAHA

Are you afraid you find them under the XMAS TREE?
Would I do that to YOU?
Don't you have enough of my CRAZY ART?

Anyway...
This is what happens when I paint before I go to BED!


I have told YOU MANY TIMES...
Not every piece gets HUNG ON THE WALL
Some go STRAIGHT into the TRASH!
I have to THINK about this one!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SURPRISE!!!


No one is MORE SURPRISED than ME
on HOW the PLANTERS came out!

The STYLE is so NOT ME!

You can't see in the pixs,
BUT in the DARK PURPLE tiles,
there are GOLD TWIRLIES!

I have ONE PERSON in mind for this CREATION...
Let's see if THEY LIKE THEM?


Monday, September 21, 2009

WHO would have thrown this away?

NOT ME!

Someone threw these HANDMADE planters [there are two] AWAY?
WHO would do such a thing?

One of them was half painted WHITE, so I just finished them BOTH off in WHITE!

I like the NATURAL Stone...but I wanted both to MATCH!
DID I SAY THAT???

NOW...we know... I CANNOT leave anything PLAIN WHITE...
I WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?

Then...Some OTHER NUT...threw away this PERFECTLY CUTE CHAIR!
She is LOW to the ground and JUST PLAIN SWEET.

So, I PAINTED HER GREEN!


You see...I HAVE to use the PAINT I already have stored in the shed for these
SPUR OF THE MOMENT CREATIONS.

I just LOVE the MIS-MIXED PAINT SECTION at LOWES!
You never know what you will find!

And don't even get me STARTED about OLLIE'S PAINT SECTION!

Remember what happened to the LAST CHAIR someone tried to THROW AWAY?

What am I going to do with ALL this CRAZY STUFF?

Well... Christmas is COMING!
Would I do that to YOU?

Stay Tuned for the RESULTS!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

JUST FORGET THE EMAIL....

You all just forget the EMAIL regarding the meeting...
That was for the OWNERS of the Pine'n Brine
That EMAIL got away from me!

SORRY :(

Bonnie

Friday, September 18, 2009

ANOTHER High Tide Day


EMPTY



FULL


Yep, the TIDE has been rising ALL DAY!

This morning it was coming in from THE BAY and this evening it is coming from FISHING BAY. So far my DITCHES are HOLDING UP!

I have been trying to tell you all HOW IMPORTANT our DITCHES ARE!

I have also had a weird day...the OLD PEOPLE down here have GANGED up on ME!
HAHAHAHA!

They are so PRECIOUS you cannot say NO!

I have been OVERSEEING Marian next door while her daughter LYNN goes to the hospital to see how BIG DOUG is doing! He has been in the hospital for 13 days now...I am NOT SURE what is going on, but MARIAN is bed ridden and needs to be looked in on.

LYNN watches the DOGS while I run off across the BAY BRIDGE, so I OWE HER!

Then, there is an REAL OLD couple, no children, the husband is a preacher.
The wife's hand shake so bad she can't put up her hair. USUALLY she goes to town to get it ALL DONE UP for Sunday, but the TIDE kept them home today.

So, she called me....to put up her hair...in those PLASTIC PINK CURLERS with the CLAMP...YOU REMEMBER THOSE?

My sister KATHY would LAUGH HER HEAD OFF if she knew people RELY ON ME to make their hair look GOOD! [HAVE YOU SEEN MINE???]

I rode my bike down there...I needed the exercise anyway.

I did manage to PAINT this afternoon...